Welcome to the first Five Simple Steps newsletter. There’s been so many exciting developments lately that we wanted to share them with you! Our authors and production team have been working really hard, so here’s a quick round up of what they have been up to and what we have planned.
A Practical Guide to Designing with Data launches next week
Brian Suda’s book is going to be available to download from Five Simple Steps on 9th August 2010. With the growing use of baffling infographics, Brian takes us back to basics and demonstrates the power of unambiguous charts and graphs.
Brian will be creating additional content over the coming months at designingwithdata.com. You can find out more about Brian at the Five Simple Steps blog this month.
A Practical Guide to Information Architecture paperback now in stock
We were very excited to receive Donna Spencer’s book at the office. It looks great and we began shipping in earnest to those who pre-ordered last week.
You can order your copy of the paperback or purchase a pdf or ePub of the book at fivesimplesteps.com
Hardboiled Web Design on the home straight
Andy Clarke has finished Hardboiled Web Design. The editing team are now completing the finishing touches and the production team are in the process of commissioning some illustrations for the book.
Andy is now taking a well earned rest, see more at www.lookingforyogi.com
A Practical Guide to Designing Grid Systems for the Web: Early bird discount
Mark Boulton’s upcoming book, Designing Grid Systems, will be out by the end of the year. We promise it’ll be worth the wait! Why not sign up for £2 off whilst you wait?
In addition to writing, in June, Mark spoke at Web Directions @media in London on Designing Grid Systems. You can hear the presentation and see the slides here. Later this year, Mark will be speaking at DrupalCon Copenhagen.
A Practical Guide to Designing the Invisible enters final phase
Robert Mills has been working on the second draft of his book and has also found time to write articles for the likes of Smashing Magazine and Think Vitamin. He is also on the judging panel for this years .Net Awards. Some standout articles from Rob, this month:
The 7 sins of managing web projects
Just say no to clients
A beginner’s guide to writing for the web